"The Badlands" as written by and Gajadhar Darling....
They call this the badlands baby
But it used to be bayou
The shore of an inland sea
And I can hear you coming

A hole in the world
And the light is leaking out
Spilling like water
And I can hear you coming

What new devilry is this
I saw you rise
And creep across the sky
And all night as I fled
You came behind

Eating all the stars
Dig to find
Why the life left
Rocks and stones
Skulls and bone
Whispered stories
Tales of glory

And a tragic fall from grace
And a tragic fall from grace
And a tragic fall from grace

And we’re still falling
Just like the dinosaurs
And a tragic fall from grace


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    General CommentThey call this the badlands baby
    But it used to be bayou
    The shore of an inland sea
    And I can hear you coming

    A hole in the world
    And the light is leaking out
    Spilling like water
    And I can hear you coming

    What new devilry is this
    I saw you rise
    And creep across the sky
    And all night as I fled
    You came behind

    Eating all the stars
    Dig to find
    Why the life led
    Rocks and stones
    Skulls and bone
    Whispered stories
    Tales of glory

    And a tragic fall from grace
    And a tragic fall from grace
    And a tragic fall from grace

    And we’re still falling
    Just like the dinosaurs
    And a tragic fall from grace
    brandnewisrockon November 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsorry i didnt mean to post it as a comment

    great song though, the other version that bob sang in is lovely
    brandnewisrockon November 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit was ryan that sang the demo version, not bobby.
    unitedbyfate03on January 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhoever sang it its good
    ImetLazzaraon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhoever said it's ryan is correct. i didn't want to make a third consecutive post. i know.. i suck.
    brandnewisrockon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMaybe my favorite GAD song, maybe the only one that shows off any musical talent.
    speyeron September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGood song. It's kind of neat/strange that most of their songs incorporate famous pieces of literature into them, like Lord of the Flies and Heart of Darkness. I
    know the lines
    "I saw you rise
    And creep across the sky
    And all night as I fled
    You came behind
    Eating all the stars"

    comes from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King :

    "It began last night at sunset. From the hills in the Eastfold of your realm I saw it rise and creep across the sky, and all night as i rode it came behind eating up the stars."
    audiorageon December 16, 2007   Link

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